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    DescriptionTells the story, in letters, of the beautiful and virtuoso Clarissa Harlowe's pursuit and abduction by the rake Robert Lovelace. The epistolary structure allows Richardson to create layered and fully realized characters, as well as an intriguing uncertainty about the reliability of the various "narrators". The abridgment is designed to retain the novel's rich characterizations and relationships, and reproduces individual letters in their entirety wherever possible.

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    Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Richardson, Edited by John Richetti, Edited by Toni Bowers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 800
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9781551114750
    ISBN 10: 1551114755

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
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    DC22: 823.6
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    DC22: 823/.6
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PR3664 .C4 2011
    Thema V1.0: DNT
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Broadview Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Broadview Press Ltd
    Publication date
    15 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Toni Bowers is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. John Richetti is A.M. Rosenthal Professor (Emeritus) of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Both have published widely on eighteenth-century fiction.
    Review quote
    "Arguably the best novel published in Great Britain in the eighteenth century and an undisputed landmark of European literature, Clarissa, at over a million words, is too long for the undergraduate classroom. Here, finally, is an abridgment that, while reducing its length, remains faithful to the spirit of the original. Based on the text of the third edition and judiciously edited by Toni Bowers and John Richetti, the Broadview Clarissa superbly fills a long-standing pedagogical need. With its excellent introduction, detailed notes, and generous background and contextual materials, this edition makes Richardson's masterpiece accessible to twenty-first century students."--Albert J. Rivero